Stellar Show Will Peak December 14

By Leah Tuckwiller

If the weather holds, those with an eye to the sky may have some luck making Christmas wishes on shooting stars.

The Geminid meteor shower began Tuesday, December 4, and while the shower won't peak until December 13-14, the new moon on December 7 and the waxing crescent leadin gup to the shower's peak make for ideal view conditions. The shower will also be most active well after moonset, which gets later each night and will hover around 10:50 p.m. on December 13 and 11:50 p.m. on December 14.

Read more in the Wednesday, December 5, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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